I was surprised he didn't get more of a look from teams after San Diego pushed him out the door given his strong track record. Good hire by Arizona, IMO.
There had been speculation that the Mets would go after him after the season if they didn't keep Omar Minaya around. Actually it was less speculation and more wishful thinking by Mets fans.
"The players make the manager, it's never the other way." - Sparky Anderson